Grateful Dead Live at UIC Pavilion on 1987-04-09
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: Audience cassette (Nakamichi 300/Sony D5)
Lineage: Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
- 2004-07-07 10:52:39
- Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
- Chicago, IL
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- UIC Pavilion
Subject: Three Star Show w/ Heavy Reverb
I was able to salvage 38:39 out of the second set by fading in the PITB jam > UJB and cutting out most of Drumz > Space and China Doll to have the PITB Reprise flow seamlessly from Drumz. It's an interesting edit. Overall average show at best with a healthy amount of clean reverb. I prefer this recording which softens Jerry’s vocal performance.
Subject: The "El" shows
Subject: First Show~!
Subject: Cream of crop!
This was one of the best shows I every had the opportunity to experience. Virtually all songs were at minimum played very well; but quite a few were energy-blinding performances.
At the end of Promised Land, when Phil appropriately places his bomb (you have to listen for it, too low of a frequency for most speakers to pick it up fully), leading to the "perfect ending"... if you haven't jumped out of your seat in excitement, your dead.
When this version of GSET & Promised Land is played, I always seem to get drawn away from what I am doing to listen & play my air-guitar. (A Jerry/Phil guitar combined!)
Scarlet-Fire is very, very good too. Even regular songs song great this night.
I consider this a solid must have for those who love the group-mind energy that was lost somewhere along the way... This early '87 post-coma show is a renewal where everything is new again for the band & us heads.
Subject: I loved it.
The double Bobby opener of GSET and Promised was really hot. I never cared much for Push. The two Brent songs are playeed well and the Deal is hot.
This Scarlet-Fire is one of the best from 1987. The Playin' is good and the UJB was well done. I loved hearing China Doll out of space and thought it was a beautiful version. The GDTRFB-Sugar Mag ending definitely charged up the show. The US Blues is also well done.
I remember leaving this show so excited and feeling like the Dead were a new band. Jerry sounded much better than I had heard him in 84-86 and the band was energetic and tight. My friends had to drive back to Milwuakee after the show to go to school on Friday. I have no idea why, but my Mom called in sick for me so I got to sleep in at my sister's in Chicago.
Subject: Jerry and his guitar
2nd Set: The first "Scarlet" in over a week is joyously received. Peppy, fluffy version leads to its life-partner. Jerry's electrifying my spectral ass with his playing on "Fire." My body's shaking with the announcement that we're "Playing." The strength of Jerry's lyrical notes are dominating the evening. "Uncle" is well-performed tho Jerry's croaking. "Drums" is longer than most '87 versions..."Space" is not otherworldy, but Jerry's creating music of interest tonight. The solemn, sobering construct of "China" stiffens any movement of mine...Decent version. I'd be thrilled tho, going from "China" to "GDTRFB," an irony, but good times for me...No tires will be harmed in playing this version, but it's good times nonetheless. As is "Sugar," and "US Blues." Again, I hate to dwell, but without the directness/the calling to attention of Jerry's instrument, this show would have been average.
More of a three and a half (equal to 4/7) than 3.
Subject: welcome back somewhat healthy Jerry
Subject: I thought I knew about music...
First off, the listless Jerry of my first 3 shows was replaced with a downright gregarious, engaging and energetic Jerry...movin', smilin', and, most importantly, absolutely tearin' up the Tiger...and the rest of the band was right there with him...incredible energy...not quite as thick as the second night, but still quite palpable.
I haven't heard the recording, so I don't know what it sounds like, but irregardless, I'm giving this show 5 stars because it is the big bang that created my universe that I have thrived in for 16 years now.
Before the second set started...as I was still digesting the most incredible Deal I had ever heard...I told my friend Gary that if they played Scarlet>Fire, I'd be the happiest man on earth...and what did they come out with...
...I was the happiest man on earth...and still am...
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